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Re: New From VDH (Universal back plate with vintage spirit)

Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:01 pm

Ahh, terrific!
What is the normal price of the plate?

I'll get up early Saturday.....

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Re: New From VDH (Universal back plate with vintage spirit)

Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:04 pm

tursiops wrote:Ahh, terrific!
What is the normal price of the plate?

I'll get up early Saturday.....
http://vintagedoublehose.com/store/#!/V ... ry=1874499
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Re: New From VDH (Universal back plate with vintage spirit)

Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:03 pm

Does anyone know a source for the large tri-glides used for rigging the shoulder straps??

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Re: New From VDH (Universal back plate with vintage spirit)

Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:57 pm

If not Bryan (VDH always first), Randy at Piranha Dive manufacturing would be my next choice.
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Re: New From VDH (Universal back plate with vintage spirit)

Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:11 pm

Website store stocks the wide sliders used on the VDH plate if you need more of them than the ones supplied with all harnesses I ship.

Tks for the support Rob!

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Re: New From VDH (Universal back plate with vintage spirit)

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Re: New From VDH (Universal back plate with vintage spirit)

Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:14 pm

What bolts do you use to attach the wing? The plate sits flat on the tank and flat on your back so I assume people use the lowest profile

Oh I am using the HOG wing.

Thanks!

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Re: New From VDH (Universal back plate with vintage spirit)

Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:43 pm

Another question which cam band slots do people use the inner or the outer, or does it depend on the wing?

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Re: New From VDH (Universal back plate with vintage spirit)

Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:46 pm

guyharrisonphoto wrote:What bolts do you use to attach the wing? The plate sits flat on the tank and flat on your back so I assume people use the lowest profile

Oh I am using the HOG wing.

Thanks!

Guy

This ones work well.

https://www.divegearexpress.com/assembl ... set-of-two

I have also just used a zip tie to just hold the bladder in place. It is held in place by the tank band when it is against the tank.
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Re: New From VDH (Universal back plate with vintage spirit)

Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:50 pm

guyharrisonphoto wrote:Another question which cam band slots do people use the inner or the outer, or does it depend on the wing?

It depends on the wing. If possible, always try to use the outer ones, it holds the cylinder in a more stable geometry.
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Re: New From VDH (Universal back plate with vintage spirit)

Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:11 pm

I use the stainless or the Delrin "sex" bolts that can be gotten many places including Dive Gear Express. Maybe the vdh store has some? Yes, they will protrude slightly on the plate but it matters not. The Delrin ones are not expensive and I usually carry a spare set, just in case.

I use the inner slots which work well with my Oxy wings that I have had now for quite a while, a 18 and a 30.

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Re: New From VDH (Universal back plate with vintage spirit)

Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:28 am

The Delrin ones are used on Zeagle BC's so any Zeagle dealer should have them.
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Re: New From VDH (Universal back plate with vintage spirit)

Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:37 pm

I have not done it with my VDH plate but several years ago I made a flat plate of Kydex stock, not too very unlike the vdh plate, but shorter and no cut outs. I countersunk the face of the plate and used a nylon countersunk head screw (or stainless) with a stainless tee nut inserted into the wing grommet. This is the smallest stack height I have achieved. I have not done this with my vdh plate (yet) as the sex bolts are fine even against just a rash guard shirt.

https://www.amazon.com/Hillman-Group-41 ... 5485702011

https://www.fastenal.com/products/details/1176023

http://mrotools.com/om154-30-1-4-pilote ... x-1-4.aspx

I love Kydex. :D

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Re: New From VDH (Universal back plate with vintage spirit)

Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:25 pm

Looking at the VDH backplate and while it certainly seems well designed for mounting a DH reg and very sturdy I'm just just wondering about its weight?

Most of my 'interesting' diving lately has involved travel well off the beaten track where even the usual international 20kg weight allowance becomes 15kg or even 10kg on some small regional airlines.
This meant 5-10kg excess baggage fees for each leg for each person during a recent dive trip to Flores in Indonesia... :shock:

Seeing as CAD files exist (the VDH is already CNC cut from aluminium plate), could a travel version be produced from 16 gauge 316 stainless steel with lightening cutouts similar to the DiveRite XT Lite Backplate?
It would seem the XT Lite won't allow a DH reg to sit low enough... but it weighs only 1.17kg (2lb 9.4oz) vs 2.4kg (5.2lb) for the standard XT model. A VDH travel plate with DH can cutout would weigh even less...

https://www.diverite.com/products/backp ... backplate/

I love the fact my Kraken DH reg vents from the rear, well away from my fragile and easily spooked macro subjects... and I'm keen to take it to remote places, but when fitted up with a Termo brass-and-glass SPG and an Atomic Z2 octo the weight is getting up there for air travel.

Any thoughts...?
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Re: New From VDH (Universal back plate with vintage spirit)

Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:35 pm

VDH plate weighs 1lb, 5oz which in my opinion is light enough for any use. I could make them from stainless steel, carbon fiber, titanium, kydex etc but since they are not a mass market plate and really only serve our small area of the diving community the cost to produce it in various materials simply does not add up.
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